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Kirkus Discoveries, August 26, 2005

“In this winsome compendium of local lore, ghosts become a marvelous household amenity.”



Ghostvillage.com, March 14, 2005

“A well-crafted book, this should be in your home library for ghost-reference material.”



Ghost Magazine, Fall 2004

“…a charming and thoughtful collection…one comes away with a feeling that the dead and living are just going about their daily business, sharing common ground, from town halls to centuries-old homes.”



Lawrence Brown, Columnist, Cape Cod Times

“A marvelous collection of stories, some spooky, all interesting, and some unexpectedly touching.”



New London Day, October 27, 2004
”If you're a skeptic, be warned: you might be converted.”



New Bedford Standard-Times, December 2, 2004
”What distinguishes this collection from virtually all other compendiums of the bizarre encounters is the intelligence and sensitivity the two writers bring to their quest for ghost stories. What they were after in their interviews is personal history, the kind that Studs Terkel and Ken Burns have made so compelling.”



The Improper Bostonian, December 16, 2004

"The many people in this book who claim to have seen, heard, even been kissed by intruders from the gauzy past in their Cape Cod houses seem remarkably sane. If anything, they have an almost Puritan practicality that would suggest they'd never believe in such things as ghosts. The stair-tromping, door-unlocking, window-opening visitors described in these exciting, uncanny stories are mostly sympathetic, as are the visitees."



Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 29, 2004

“These encounters are recounted by everyday people, who seem to treat the paranormal as, perhaps, a normal part of life.”

Boston Herald, October 31, 2004

“Want a Halloween treat? Bag these bewitching tales...”



South Coast Tribune, October 2004

“An easy, entertaining read that will provide you with plenty of tales to pass on to friends, kids or grandkids.”



Cyril Magazine, October 2005

“What a refreshing change from the usual collection of ghost stories, where the ghost is the star and the people who share a time and place with them mere props.”



Westerly Sun, August 3, 2004

“Whether you’re a reader who’s ordinarily entertained or distressed by ghost stories, you’ll probably find the people who had these close encounters as memorable as their stories.”



The Valley Breeze, July 22, 2004

“This is a book made for summer reading. It’s not preachy, nor does it try to persuade the reader one way or the other on the existence of spirits. It just offers the stories, plain and simple, no strings attached, bringing the reader into the living room of several Cape residents who have ghost stories to share.”



Willimantic Chronicle, October 21, 2004

“Whether Dan Gordon believes in ghosts is not important... his interest lies in the stories behind the ghost stories.”


East Bay Newspapers, October 27, 2004

“The stories in Cape Encounters set a mood and strongly evoke a sense of time and place…Talking with Mr. Gordon, it’s easy to picture people opening up to him. He’s soft-spoken, almost shy, with a slightly professional air.”



Union College Magazine, Fall 2004

“Gordon and Joseph convey the stories in respectful tones without becoming patronizing or sensational. Neither the authors nor the storytellers are proselytizing for the true believers of the paranormal. Cape Encounters is simply a bundle of ripping good yarns presented respectfully, thoughtfully, and often quite touchingly.”



Cape Cod Times, May 17, 2004

“Read these stories alone at night and you’ll never feel the same way about the Cape again.”



Cape Codder, August 12, 2004

“An interesting book that asks the question "What if?" without drawing foregone conclusions.”


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